Monthly Archives: December 2013
Posted by loryfabianmarketing
While many believe that Christmas cards are becoming a tradition of the past, I say we all need to send more Christmas (holiday) cards. It’s important that we send cards of Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa) blessings, include family photos, and most of all, send a letter journaling what you and your family (and pets) has been involved in the past 12 months. People who care about you really want to know and appreciate hearing from you. (especially out of town family) This is typically the only time of year that it is culturally accepted to send one family letter to hundreds of people. So just do it!
Please, please don’t use the excuse that Christmas letters and stamps cost too much money. It’s almost always a question of priority. Ask yourself; what is value of nurturing your relationships versus sacrificing a couple of 6 packs, or a few of those fancy coffee drinks, or not buying that new outfit with shoes that you will only wear once? Families and friends should always come first!
In this new age of information, too many of us are inundated with digital, quick to the point messages through Instant Chat, Text & Twitter. It’s easy to see why email is the preferred form of communication in today’s workplace and at home. However, digital, impersonal, often short, email messages can never bond relationships.
If we really want to stay connected, it’s imperative that we spend more REAL TIME with family & friends throughout the year. In addition, send a REAL SendOutCard.com/loryfabian 3 panel Christmas letter to your friends and family updating them on your tough times as well as your family’s achievements and happy times over the past year.
Send a warm, humorous, and genuine letter about yourself and your family. Remember, none of us live edited lives, so never feel like you have to write one. Share the good, the bad & perhaps only a little nugget of the ugly. A lot of times, your letter will prompt others to send a letter back to you.
Another idea for this year; think about writing a letter to Yourself. Send a letter journalizing your celebrations over the past year. Document the tiny changes you made that have made a big difference in your everyday life. Include a paragraph or two on what you are grateful for over the past year and who you are grateful to have in your life. Choose from pages and pages of beautiful blank cards to write your letter on.
And lastly, write a second letter, dated this time next year, in which you describe how your dreams came true. In it, outline your ideal life in detail – exactly what you’re doing, how you’re doing it, who’s doing it with you.
Write these two Christmas letters for your eyes only. This is a letter to not only the world, but to the Universe declaring your aspirations in concrete form. It’s the same as writing down your goals. It can be the most powerful of motivational tools because it engages your emotions increasing the pulses of creative energy your subconscious mind needs to transform a reverie into reality perfected. (idea source – Sarah Ban Breathnach)
SendOutCards.com recently sent out their 100,000,000th (100 millionths) card. There is magic in card sending. If you want to create your own magic this year, visit my website at:
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & Happy Kwanzaa, To You All!